The Met Office is forecasting yet more snow today, with Scotland, north east and central England and east Wales bearing the brunt.
Its experts say up to 25cm could fall on high ground and there’s likely to be widespread ice on the roads, particularly across the north.
More snow and ice is forecast for New Year’s Eve.
Congestion on motorways and trunk roads has seen a 31 per cent reduction in the last two years due to the credit crunch, according to a new report.
The AA and Trafficmaster said of those commuters who have lost jobs, 23 per cent have done so in the last 12 months, leading to 15 per cent less congestion in the weekday morning rush-hour.
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